In January 2010, Larry Saltzman (Dr Larry) was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and small cell lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL). Not deterred by this diagnosis Larry persevered and trained and ran the Boston Marathon three years in a row, 2012, the year of extreme heat, 2013, the year of the bombing, and 2014, immediately following a six-month course of chemotherapy. Each year while training for the grueling 26.2-mile run he raised needed funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, (LLS).
On December 4, I am joining Dr Larry’s Team by participating in the California International Marathon (CIM) to further his efforts to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Each year it is estimated that 150,000 people are diagnosed with blood cancers. Dr Larry’s Team goal is to raise one dollar for each new person diagnosed in a calendar year and I invite you to help us with our efforts.
LLS's continued advancements over the years are responsible for the blood cancer survival rate doubling and tripling; in some cases, the survival rate has even quadrupled.
And many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers. They're even being tested in clinical trials for patients with a range of cancers including lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. LLS funded drugs are now being tested for patients with other non-cancerous diseases like Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Multiple Sclerosis.
Please join me in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by making a donation to my fundraising campaign. Thanks to your support my efforts will help fund the therapies and treatments and help save lives today.
Together, we really are changing the face of blood cancer.
All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS research but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.
Please visit our website often and bring friends who would also like to donate. And, if you would like to learn more about Dr Larry, you can read and watch some videos on our team site: www.DrLarrysTeam.com
On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere I thank you for your support.